Thursday, November 23, 2017
Claire Thurlow

Claire Thurlow

Berried Treasure

If you’re tempted by that stash of chocolate left over from Easter, you might want to consider an equally sweet, but far healthier treat....

King of the Skies

“It’s definitely dead.” I say, interrupting our Sunday afternoon walk in the middle of a deserted country lane. “Well, done, Miss Marple.” My husband stares...

Toad Hall

My friend, Karen, had been ‘spring cleaning’ her garden. A winter coat of moss had accumulated on the small deck, making it as slippery...

The Hare

A pair of deep brown eyes is watching me, not afraid, but curious. It’s a hare, the so-called ‘common’ brown hare which, although widespread...

Discover the Hamble

Slipping down the cobbled streets of Hamble-le-Rice on a misty Sunday morning, I was beginning to think a walk wasn’t so appealing, but fortified...

Sing a Song of Sixpence

The blackbird is busy in the garden, searching for insects. Despite the winter sunshine, the thermometer reads -5 and the sparkling layer of frost...

Winter Walking – Meon Valley Trail

It’s a miserable December morning, damp and misty. A cobweb drapes across the wing-mirror of the Subaru, heavy with water droplets. My neighbour leaves...

The Road to the Wild West

We could have been in South Africa by now! How much further is it?’ We left Glasgow four hours ago, and on this July...

Hampshire Skies

So, did you see the Super Moon? Thanks to the closest orbit of a full moon to Earth in 70 years, on 13 November...

Not Worms. And Not Slow!

Monty Don would be proud! We’ve managed to turn our garden clippings and kitchen peelings into crumbly, cocoa-coloured compost. I start to give the...